College women's basketball Former Maroon Geever honored: Two all-around performances out of junior guard Miranda Geever's has led her to be this weeks Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
The 2010 Moline graduate was a huge contributor to her Olivet Nazarene University women's basketball team as they opened the season with two wins. She totaled 21 points, six steals and four rebounds and four assists as the Tigers defeated Trinity International University 111-106 on Wednesday. Geever then scored a team-high 20 points with nine rebounds in the win over Saint Xavier.
For the week, Geever averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 3.5 assists per game, while shooting 56 percent (14-of-25) from the field and was 5-for-8 from three point range.
Prep girls' basketball Alleman 53, Illini West 34: Anne Bohnert and Erin Morrisey led the Pioneers to victory in the Galesburg Tournament. Each had 17 points in the game, combining to score as much as Illini West as a team. Bohnert now has 30 points in her last two games, with Morrisey not far behind with 28.
Rock Island 96, Reed Custer 33: The Lady Rocks displayed pure domination at the Aurora IMSA tourney. Sixty-three points separated Reed Custer from Rocky. Rock Island knocked down 26 shots from the field as well as 11 from 3-point range. Shavonne Brewer had 22 points with two 3-pointers and Mercedes Jackson had 16 to lead the Rocks in scoring.
Freeport 45, United Township 44: Taylor Dobrinske and the youthful Panthers came up short against the Pretzel in the Galesburg tourney. Dobrinske had a team-high 12 points. Senior Jen VanWatermuelen had nine points.
Erie 65, LaMoille 33: Rachael and Courtney Cobert combined to score 18 points leading the Cardinals to the win. Kayla Waggoner scored a team-high 12 points to lead the Cardinals. Paige and Peyton Rus had eight points a piece.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.